Please Contact Your Local Government!
On Tuesday, September 1, the local carry provision of the new
Local government bodies have had more then two months to study the issue and were given the opportunity to opt out of the law prior to its effective date. While a majority of Tennessee localities chose not to restrict permit holders, a few voted to opt out of by passing ordinances and resolutions that ban the possession of firearms in local parks, creating arbitrary boundaries that prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves.
Thank you to all of the NRA members who spoke out in support of this critical self-defense measure. Without your activism, this monumental victory would not have been possible.
Please note that some localities may still take steps to opt out of this provision even after the effective date. In an effort to protect your right to self-defense, please contact your local officials immediately and respectfully continue to urge them to oppose any proposal or resolution that would prohibit law-abiding permit holders from protecting themselves in local parks.
The following counties and municipalities have voted to opt out of this important self-defense legislation. However, please be sure to check with your local government to ensure that carrying in your local park has not been prohibited.